Events 2017

Habiba April 8, 2017

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Habiba April 8th, 2017!

Khuzama and the Khuzama Dance Company present's a fabulous Live Workshop with Habiba!

Belly dance music often has a section that we call taqsim beledi. In an Egyptian style nightclub performance it can be one of the most intense parts of the show. Originally improvised, it emphasizes internalized emotion and compressed movement. Habiba will teach a complete 4.5 minute choreography that illustrates the progression from taqsim to drum solo in a one and a half hour class. The choreography can be a stand alone performance or added into a longer show. Included in registration students get access to a private video of me performing the piece and the music. This course will be held locally at Habiba Dance studios in front of a small live audience. She will be able to communicate to, see and correct, and answer questions for students who are participating online. This will be an interactive class....

Habiba is internationally recognized as a performer, choreographer, teacher and authority on dances of the Middle East. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad in nightclubs and on concert stages. She has done extensive fieldwork in Egypt and Tunisia. She is an outreach lecturer for the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and a Fellow of the Middle East Center of the University of Pennsylvania and author of numerous articles for national magazines. The International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (IAMED) voted her Ethnic Dancer of the Year 2001. She is in the Directory of Philadelphia Artists in Education.

Cost: Enjoy the earlybird price of $40 before March 5th. After March 5th the price will be $50. ****Register with PayPal using the link below, or send payment via paypal to Khuzama at !

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